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The Spirit Level : Poems
by Seamus Heaney


Overview - The Nobel Prize-winning author presents a volume of poems that explores life's new beginnings, the significance of ordinary objects, the legacy of a deceased Scottish poet, and the situation in his native Northern Ireland. Reprint. NYT.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Nobel Prize-winning author presents a volume of poems that explores life's new beginnings, the significance of ordinary objects, the legacy of a deceased Scottish poet, and the situation in his native Northern Ireland. Reprint. NYT.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374525118
  • ISBN-10: 0374525110
  • Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
  • Publish Date: April 1997
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 8.28 x 5.54 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.29 pounds


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Books > Poetry > European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

 
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The 1995 Nobel laureate, Seamus Heaney, of Ireland, much better known in the U.S. explores the natural world, a varied cast of characters, and ethical issues in The Spirit Level. In "The Gravel Walks," he asks us to "Hoard and praise the verity of gravel. Gems for the undeluded." And, in "Weighing In," we are urged to "Prophesy, give scandal, cast the stone" in response to the "Passive Suffering that makes the world go round." Thoughtful, elegant, and very down to earth.

Review by Roger Bishop.

 
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